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Definition: sacrament
A solemn Christian ritual believed to be a means of grace, a sign of faith, or obedience to Christ's commands. The Anglican catechism defines a sacrament as "an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace...ordained by Christ himself." In the Catholic and Orthodox churches, there are seven sacraments: baptism, confirmation, the eucharist (communion), penance, extreme unction, ordination and marriage. In Protestant churches, only baptism and the eucharist are regarded as sacraments.
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Title sacrament
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Last UpdatedJanuary 28, 2021
URL religionfacts.com/sacrament
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MLA Citation “sacrament.” ReligionFacts.com. 28 Jan. 2021. Web. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021. <religionfacts.com/sacrament>